One other month means one other batch of piratical actions on the Sea of Thieves, and right this moment’s Misplaced Treasures replace – a considerably lower-key providing than normal – brings quite a lot of quality-of-life enhancements corresponding to Tall Tales checkpoints, plus a quivering heap of latest limited-time occasions and recurring challenges, designed to encourage common returns.
Tall Tales checkpoints (revealed to Eurogamer final month) are most likely the most important game-changer this month, enabling gamers to stop a session and resume an in-progress story episode at a later time. Crucially, it means pirates will not be pressured to restart, dropping hours of effort consequently, if an enemy crew decides to pillage mission-critical objects mid-way by way of an journey.
Newcomers also needs to discover it a bit simpler to navigate their approach by way of Tall Tales thanks to a couple new additions to the ship’s onboard map; Uncommon has now applied tooltips for sure icons, guiding gamers in the precise route to start their subsequent quest.
Elsewhere, right this moment’s replace introduces a variety of latest common and limited-time occasions constructing on the core expertise, beginning with day by day challenges. A brand new day by day problem will seem at 12:59am every morning, doling out rewards – both piles of gold or doubloons – primarily based on the problem of the endeavour. Some duties may merely demand gamers drink in a tavern with one other crew, as an illustration, whereas others may ask them to down a number of skeleton ships.
Moreover, not less than at some point of the Misplaced Treasures replace, Uncommon is introducing two day by day Gold Rush hours. From 6pm-7pm and 2am-3am within the UK (that is 10am-11am and 6pm-7pm PDT), all loot handed into buying and selling corporations will grant rewards with a 1.5x multiplier.
Then, each Friday from 7pm to 7am, beginning tomorrow, gamers can flip in stronghold loot from skeleton forts (or stolen from gamers doing skeleton forts, presumably) to obtain elevated rewards on the level of cash-in. Uncommon is asking this occasion – what else? – Fort Nights.
Uncommon’s additionally internet hosting the primary Reaper’s Rewards problem as a part of its new Common Occasions initiative, with proceedings set to run from Friday, 28th Might, to eighth June. It consists of three duties involving the brand new Reaper’s Bones Buying and selling Firm, every providing boosted cash-in rewards and a wide range of faction-specific emotes upon completion.
As for limited-time occasions, there is a second look for the Hunter’s Haul problem, which runs from right this moment, 27th Might, to 17th June. Gamers that handle to catch 300 Ruby Splashtails and hand them into any Hunter’s Name consultant at a seapost will earn 150 Historical Cash to spend within the premium retailer – which this month options the brand new Splashtail Monarch costume and fishing rod, plus the strikingly daft Ruby Splashtail Ship Set.
Lastly, there’s an occasion incoming that can give pirates the prospect to earn the brand new State-of-Decay-inspired Blighted Ship Set. Uncommon says full particulars on the right way to purchase the pleasingly spooksome set of undead-themed ship cosmetics – consisting of the Blighted Flag, Sails, Hull, and Figurehead – might be revealed at a later date.
All of this month’s occasions might be discovered on Sea of Thieves’ new occasion hub web page over on the official web site. Hopefully Uncommon will shift every part in-game for larger visibility quickly.
It is a busy month on the Sea of Thieves, then, and those who choose up the sport for the primary time in relation to Steam subsequent Wednesday, third June, can have ample to get caught into.